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2009-06-02 18:02:00

WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Chairman Edward Markey, Congressman James Sensenbrenner, Congressman Earl Blumenauer, and Congressman Jay Inslee held a press conference this afternoon to discuss their recent visit to China. Below are their remarks: The Speaker also released a letter to Chinese President Hu Jintao that she delivered last week in Beijing calling for the release of individuals detained or imprisoned in China. The letter is attached. On...

2009-05-27 11:17:00

BEIJING, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a bipartisan congressional delegation met today with the three top leaders of the Chinese government: President Hu Jintao, Premier Wen Jiabao, and Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of the National People's Congress. In separate meetings with each leader, the delegation focused on issues of concern: North Korea's nuclear testing and missile launch, climate change and clean energy, human rights, intellectual property rights, and...

2009-05-18 09:32:00

Dalai Lama Says: 'Tibetan Protests are Suicidal' NEW YORK, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The 60 year struggle of the Tibetan people to be free of Chinese rule and domination has reached a turning point says Robert Thurman, scholar, former Tibetan Buddhist monk, co-founder with Richard Gere of Tibet House US in New York City www.tibethouse.org and close personal friend of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Thurman's recently published book Why the Dalai Lama Matters (Atria Books/Beyond Words, $24.00)...

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2009-05-06 14:30:04

Global warming could result in massive droughts and flooding in Tibet, posing threats to the wellbeing of millions of people, according to the head of the China Meteorological Bureau. According to China's Xinhua news agency, Zheng Guoguang reported on Wednesday that climate change has "accelerated glacial shrinkage, and the melting glaciers have swollen Tibet's lakes." "If the warming continues, millions of people in western China will face floods in the short term and drought in the long...

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2009-03-31 13:36:22

On Tuesday, China rejected the notion that it may be involved in using computer networks to spy on exiled Tibetans and foreign governments, Reuters reported. A controversial new report accuses China of being possessed by "the ghost of the Cold War." The report's authors say the country has been using the Internet to secretly enter computer networks abroad to carry out sabotage and gather intelligence. Some 1,295 computers in 103 countries were breached by the spying, but could not be...

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2009-03-29 12:45:00

A network of cyberspies based mostly in China hacked into private and government computers in 103 countries, gaining access to a number of classified documents, Canadian researchers reported Saturday.  The Dalai Lama and many Tibetan exiles were among the victims, said the Internet-based research group Information Warfare Monitor (IWM). The IWM is made up of researchers from Ottawa-based think tank SecDev Group and the University of Toronto's Munk Centre for International Studies. ...

2009-03-16 20:42:56

Tibet's Arme Tsering celebrated her 118th birthday Monday, which, if it could be verified, would make her Earth's oldest human. A smiling and mostly quiet Tsering wore traditional Tibetan garb while quietly sitting under an umbrella during a celebratory gathering in her courtyard in Lhasa, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported. County and village officials joined reporters and others in wishing her good health, singing Happy Birthday in Mandarin and Tibetan, and eating cake. Mom's...

2009-02-26 06:00:00

FUZHOU, China, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Yida Holding, Co. (OTC Bulletin Board: CYID) ("the Company" or "China Yida"), one of China's leading comprehensive tourism and media management companies, recently announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fuzhou Fuyu Advertise, LLC ("FETV") has entered into a Cooperation Agreement (the "Agreement") with the Railway Media Center ("RMC") in order to achieve their cooperation in television program broadcast on trains. Pursuant to...

2009-02-11 15:29:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- 'Dalai Lama Renaissance' (www.DalaiLamaFilm.com), the feature documentary about the Dalai Lama narrated by Harrison Ford, premieres theatrically in New York City at the prestigious Rubin Museum of Art on February 21, 2009. 'Dalai Lama Renaissance' tells the story of 40 Western innovative thinkers who travel to India to meet with the Dalai Lama to solve the problem of world peace. What happened was surprising and unexpected, and was captured by a...

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2009-01-17 09:10:00

Roughly 2 billion Asians will experience water shortages in the coming decades as global warming diminishes glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau, scientists warned on Friday.The plateau has more than 45,000 glaciers that accumulate during the region's snowy season, before they drain into Asia's main rivers, which include the Yellow, Yangtze, Brahmanputra and Mekong. Some scientists refer to the plateau as the "Third Pole" due to its massive glacial ice sheets. However, temperatures on the plateau...


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Tibetan Antelope, Pantholops hodgsonii
2012-10-04 16:07:51

The Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii), also known as the chiru, is native to the Tibetan Plateau. Its range is nearly completely restricted to China, including Xinjiang, Tibet, and Qinghai, with a few populations occurring in Ladakh, India. This species prefers a habitat on flatlands with open areas and little vegetation. The Tibetan antelope is the sole member of its genus and holds no subspecies. Its genus name, Pantholops, means “all antelope” in Latin. There is one extinct...

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2008-05-27 16:58:34

The Lhasa Apso is a hunting breed from Tibet originally bred to guard monasteries. The breed often barked a warning to its master until the master came to check on the intruder. The breed generally stands 10 to 11 inches tall and weighs 12 to 14 pounds. The breed should have muscular legs and a tail which is carried in a tight screw over the back. The Lhasa Apso has medium sized dark brown eyes and a black nose. Its coat is double layered. The coat can be nearly any color and is generally...

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2007-08-23 03:17:19

The Onager (Equus hemionus), is a large mammal belonging to the horse family. It is native to the deserts of Syria, Iran, Pakistan, India, Israel, and Tibet. It is sometimes referred to as the half ass or Asian Wild Ass. There are six subspecies recognized, of which one is extinct and two endangered. Their range has contracted greatly under pressures of hunting and habitat loss. Onagers are a little larger than donkeys at about 640 pounds and 6.8 feet lengthwise. They are short-legged...

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2007-01-01 15:43:55

The Tibetan Macaque (Macaca thibetana), also known as Milne-Edwards' Macaque, is found in China, Tibet and Vietnam. This species lives in subtropical forests (mixed deciduous to evergreen) at altitude that range from 2,625 to 6,562 feet (800 to 2000 m). The Tibetan Macaque has a long dense brown fur with whiskers but a hairless face. The infants have silver and black fur that changes to its adult color at the age of two. Its diet consists mostly of fruit. It will also consume seeds, leaves,...

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